Scientist I - Formulations

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: US-NY-Rochester, New York, US

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch+Lomb Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company that develops, manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health.  Each day, Bausch+Lomb products are used by over 150 million people around the world.


Our approximately 21,000 employees are united around our mission of improving people’s lives with our health care products, and we manufacture and market health care products directly or indirectly in approximately 100 countries. 


Position summary:

Scientist I position supporting the research, design, and development of lens care products to drive future technologies. A laboratory based position within the R&D Formulation team at the Rochester, NY site. This position will focus on the preparation and characterization of new solution prototypes and marketed product support.


Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare aqueous solution prototypes evaluating buffer systems, novel polymers, surfactants, antioxidants, and disinfectants
  • Perform physical and wet chemistry techniques (pH, osmolality, surface tension, viscosity, and turbidity)
  • Perform measurement of contact lens dimensions with optical comparator
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain laboratory instruments
  • Conduct informal laboratory stability studies
  • Data management and analysis
  • Collaborate with formulation team members to plan and perform laboratory work
  • Provide formulation support to product development teams
  • Conduct chromatographic analysis by HPLC and GPC
  • Maintain proper laboratory notebook and perform established SOPs
  • Contribute to patents, scientific literature, and marketing support documentation
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and efficient laboratory environment


Qualifications and experience:

  • B.S. in chemistry or related biological science discipline will be considered.
  • Technical experience of 0 to 4 years in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry, or working in a research laboratory
  • Experience with wet chemistry techniques and chromatographic methods of analysis: HPLC, & GPC optimal
  • Strong data management skills and working knowledge of MS Office product (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills




This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Rochester, NY (GEHC)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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